Emotional ratings and skin conductance response to visual, auditory and haptic stimuli

Gatti, Elia, Calzolari, Elena, Maggioni, Emanuela and Obrist, Marianna (2018) Emotional ratings and skin conductance response to visual, auditory and haptic stimuli. Scientific Data, 5 (180120). ISSN 2052-4463

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The human emotional reactions to stimuli delivered by different sensory modalities is a topic of interest for many disciplines, from Human-Computer-Interaction to cognitive sciences. Different databases of stimuli eliciting emotional reaction are available, tested on a high number of participants. Interestingly, stimuli within one database are always of the same type. In other words, to date, no data was obtained and compared from distinct types of emotion-eliciting stimuli from the same participant. This makes it difficult to use different databases within the same experiment, limiting the complexity of experiments investigating emotional reactions. Moreover, whereas the stimuli and the participants’ rating to the stimuli are available, physiological reactions of participants to the emotional stimuli are often recorded but not shared. Here, we test stimuli delivered either through a visual, auditory, or haptic modality in a within participant experimental design. We provide the results of our study in the form of a MATLAB structure including basic demographics on the participants, the participant’s self-assessment of his/her emotional state, and his/her physiological reactions (i.e., skin conductance).

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Creative Technology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0511 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
T Technology
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Depositing User: Marianna Obrist
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 09:04
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 11:32
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/74723

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Project NameSussex Project NumberFunderFunder Ref
SenseX - Sensory Experiences for Interactive TechnologiesG1589EUROPEAN UNIONH2020-ERC-2014-STG-638605